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Voith Africa Power adding value through maintenance

May 2015 News

The recently-established Voith Africa Power, Oil and Gas (POG) Division covers the full scope of maintenance, servicing, upgrades and repairs across Africa. The company has filled a gap in the local market by providing a comprehensive and dedicated aftermarket services offering.

Voith is globally-recognised as the leading OEM for high-speed rotating equipment, including; high-speed gearboxes, fluid couplings, geared fluid couplings, variable speed drives, turbine controls and torque converters. Voith Africa POG vice president Derain Pillay states that the division boasts global technology and expertise that is customised for local operating conditions.

“With our dedicated African presence, qualified experts assist local clients in configuring, operating and maintaining their equipment for each particular application in the most efficient and cost-effective manner,” he says.

Pillay adds that the Voith Africa POG division also provides maintenance contracts in order to increase the availability of the equipment, while reducing downtime and unnecessary costs.

“A high percentage of our business is aftermarket, thereby providing clients with the peace-of-mind that we are the market-leading experts in equipment inspection, repairs, upgrades and overhauls,” he continues.

Due to the unique African climate and ­terrain, operating conditions are challenging. To proactively address this issue, the Voith Africa POG division supplies critical spares and skilled service engineers for breakdowns or upgrades upon request. In order to add the greatest value to our client base, every order is solution-specific to ensure optimal productivity.

According to Pillay, the Johannesburg-based Voith Africa POG division has grown significantly since inception. Its success is attributed to a substantial amount of investment in resources and training, ensuring maximum effectiveness.

Voith prides itself on reliability, advanced engineering, and longevity of its products. As a result, it is currently in the process of signing reputable agents and distributors to provide full access the entire region.

For more information contact Terry-Lynn McIntosh, Voith Turbo, +27 (0)11 418 4036, terry.mcintosh@voith.com, www.rsa.voithturbo.com





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